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Altair Engineering opens data center to support HyperWorks On-Demand

By Design Engineering Staff   


Cloud-based CAE service to move to high-security, performance computing center by early 2012.

Troy, Mich. — Altair Engineering, Inc. opened a high-powered data center in Troy, Mich. to house and manage its HyperWorks On-Demand (HWOD) cloud-based CAE service, which includes Altair’s solvers RADIOSS, OptiStruct and AcuSolve along with other HyperWorks simulation software.

According to the company, the data center will scale HWOD up to more than 10,000 cores for computer simulation projects and support up to 150 large-scale engineering solver jobs running simultaneously.

In addition the center will incorporate other HPC infrastructure including backup generators, uninterruptible power supplies, water-cooling capabilities, systems administration, operators and security.

Situated about 3.5 miles from Altair’s headquarters, the data center incorporates extensive physical and cyber security measures, including video surveillance, night-vision cameras and sensors. Firewall devices protect data both entering and exiting the facility’s computing equipment.


Construction of the data center was completed this week, and Altair is in the process of expanding its current HWOD capabilities to be relocated to the new facility within the next month. The company expects the expanded HWOD to be running fully by early 2012.


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